Dan Pemstein is an assistant professor of political science at North Dakota State University. He specializes in comparative legislative studies, political economy, and methodology, with research focusing on how career ambition, party organization, and inter-institutional bargaining constraints interact to determine legislative behavior and policy outcomes in the European Union.
Other projects focus on digital political economy and explore questions of measurement in both legislative and comparative politics. Pemstein serves as project manager for measurement methods for the Varieties of Democracy project and has codeveloped Unified Democracy Scores, a set of measures that provides a composite scale of democracy.
He holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
What We're Excited About: Forthcoming Book Documenting the V-Dem Project
Dec 19, 2018
It is very gratifying to see that the Varieties of Democracy dataset is now being widely used and cited, not only by researchers but also by international organizations, development agencies, activists, teachers, and students.